The David Livingstone Collection

Date of Auction: 18th June 2019

Sold for £140

Estimate: £150 - £180

An Anglo Saxon coin brooch of Edward the Confessor, 1042-1066, pointed helmet type, Obv. bearded bust holding a sceptre, rev. voided short cross terminating in three crescents, ULFCITEL ON EOFR (York) S 1179, pierced four times to attach the hinge (intact) and catch plate (missing) to the obverse. £150-£180

Footnote

Coin brooches were popular in 11th century in Britain, with the reverse design gilded and the obverse mounted with the pin and catch plate.

From the David Livingstone collection.